Mark your calendars for the first annual Million Dollar Bike Ride to raise money for rare disease research world-wide, organized by the Penn Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy and Rare Disease Cycling.
Money raised by each rare disease cycling team will be matched dollar-for-dollar towards an associated pilot research grant program. The event is the only cycling fundraiser to start and end in the city of Philadelphia, with the start/finish line at Highline Park (31st and Chestnut) on Penn’s campus. There are 3 route options — 11, 35 and 73 miles. The ride starts at 9:00am. Refreshments and entertainment at the start/finish line and fun for the entire family.
All participants will receive free merchandise, including a Million Dollar Bike Ride jersey. Individual cyclists can register and raise money for their specific orphan/rare disease foundation or cause.